Esther Lee

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I retired a millionaire at 30 — this is the key to earning more money

Over the past 2 years I've written over 300,000 words about money, spent over 200 hours talking and recording for the podcast, answered over 1,700 reader emails, and done over 200 media interviews all about money. Many people ask me what's my best piece of advice about money.<p>I usually give some …

This Is What It’s Like To Work For A Marijuana Startup

The newly budding industry’s employees are purpose-driven, highly motivated, and sometimes a little baked.<p>At first glance, MassRoots is just like any other technology company in America. The Denver-based social platform for marijuana enthusiasts boasts an open-concept, loft-style office filled with …

Who Should Own The Employee Experience?

The employee experience is what I define as the combination of culture, technology and the physical space. It is the recognition by the organization that it must create a place where people truly want to show up instead of having a place where people need to show up. Simple statement but with a big …

The Workplace

10 feminist books to read after you've gotten through the classics

Literature has always been the foundation of the feminist movement. Since the 18th century, when Mary Wollstonecraft wrote A <i>Vindication of the Rights</i> …

Feminism

4 Reasons Organizations Fail To Fully Utilize Employees

I regularly ask groups of executives and managers the following question: “How much of your capability and talent does your organization use?” Yes, this is a highly subjective question, but I have been struck by the consistency of the replies I receive. The answer is invariably 40%. Ouch! Remember, …

Management

The Three Biggest Differences Between Being Busy And Being Productive

Here’s how to figure out if you’re super productive or just needlessly busy.<p>You’re running around with a to-do list a mile long, crossing off item after item. You’re feeling super productive. But are you really being productive, or are you just being busy?<p>Read more >><p>Barbara Hemphill, founder of …

I've been writing about money for 15 years, and here are the 9 best pieces of financial advice I can give you

When my father encouraged me to study finance in college (because it seemingly offered the best return on investment), I had no idea how far that path would take me.<p>While I didn't end up working behind a trading desk or managing portfolios, my career as a financial journalist and now speaker, …

Google Couldn’t Survive with One Strategy

When Google announced the creation of Alphabet, its new umbrella organization that separates Google’s “bread-and-butter” businesses like Google Search and YouTube from riskier or non-core ventures like GoogleX and Google Capital, shareholders rejoiced. As Todd Zenger writes in his recent HBR piece, …

The Skills Leaders Need at Every Level

A few weeks ago, we were asked to analyze a competency model for leadership development that a client had created. It was based on the idea that at different points in their development, potential leaders need to focus on excelling at different skills. For example, in their model they proposed that …